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(L to R): Jacqueline Temple, WCA Hospital Speech-Language Pathologist; Marty Carcione, Crèche Hospital Committee Chair; Deborah Johnson, R.N., WCA Hospital Surgical Pediatrics; Maryann Wilcox, R.N., WCA Nurse Manager, Pediatric Mental Health; Sandy Dole, Senior Staff Nurse, WCA Hospital Emergency Care; Tom Brunner, Clinical Specialist, WCA Psychology Services; Frederick Verdonik, Ph.D., Director of Psychology on staff at WCA Hospital.

Jamestown, NY (Monday, November 23, 2009)—Crèche, Inc. recently donated items on WCA Hospital’s Wish List valued at over $2,500 which will benefit children and families served by WCA. These donations will benefit several different departments at WCA Hospital which directly serve children, including Adolescent Mental Health (HD television with DVD player), Surgical Pediatrics (pulse oz, toys, books, videos, sippy cups, and infant clothing), Speech & Hearing (speech therapy software, books, games, and worksheets), Cardiology (play cube), Emergency (pediatric thermometer and blood pressure cuffs), Nutrition Services (cookbook, games, and posters), and Psychology (Nintendo Wii and games).

Marty Carcione, Crèche Hospital Committee Chair, states, “In keeping with Crèche’s mission to help children in our community, we are please to donate these items to the various WCA outstanding departments that treat pediatric patients,”

Accepting on behalf of WCA Hospital’s Speech & Hearing department, Speech-Language Pathologist Jacqueline Temple remarked, “We are very grateful for the generosity and commitment of Crèche to WCA Hospital. The items donated will be utilized by speech pathologists to provide targeted therapy to children ages two to fourteen which will result in improved vocabulary skills, reading comprehension, and critical thinking skills. The games and books provide a fun learning alternative, while helping them meet their language goals.”

For more than a century, Crèche has raised money to provide for needy children in Chautauqua County. Every year, in addition to helping needy children in the greater Jamestown area, the Crèche Hospital Committee helps fulfill wishes from child-related departments at WCA Hospital.

To obtain a copy of the WCA Hospital Wish List or make a gift, please contact Karl Sisson, Director of Development, at (716) 664-8423 or

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